Having done all the necessary work for as little cost as possible - we now have hens! Everybody I talk to, every blog or article I read; all agree that keeping chickens is not economically sound - unless you are keeping dozens of hens, selling the eggs commercially or for breeding! Whilst I agree, at least I can say, hand on heart, that I have attempted to keep the cost as low as possible.
|Asher stalked the hens until she realised how big they were, then she gave up in a huff.|
But of course, these hens are not being kept solely for the economic viability of the enterprise; we are learning and we have the added advantage of adding to the family here in the woods. And so we have the arrival of Charlie, (a boy) Mollie and Hilda, none of which are going to be adding to the household budget for the foreseeable future. But that's ok, they are certainly fun to watch and definitely settling in well.
|Making themselves at home...|